Member Benefit | Registration Rates and Deadlines | Scholarships | Policies

ONA Insights 2021 is Oct. 14-15 in downtown Philadelphia! Participants will get to contribute to a collaborative learning experience as we explore how journalism organizations are reimagining approaches to audience development, product and work culture while planning for 2022. The number of in-person attendees we can host is limited to accommodate physical distancing.

Along with registration for the in-person event, Insights features a virtual-only registration for those not able to join us in person. As details are finalized, the schedule will note the specific sessions that will be available online via livestream and on-demand , including:

  • All featured sessions and sponsored sessions, which will be pre-recorded and streamed.
  • Livestreams and recordings of six of the in-person breakout sessions that happen live in Philadelphia, one per breakout session block.

We are also pleased to offer several registration scholarship opportunities. Applications open Sept. 1.

While we’re thrilled to host an in-person event (for the first time since 2019!), we want to assure you that the ONA community’s safety and wellbeing is our top priority. Refer to the Health and Safety FAQs to learn how we are planning for everyone’s safety.

We are working hard to finalize more event details, including venue location. Stay updated by checking the Insights FAQ page and signing up for the ONA Weekly newsletter.

Member benefit

Insights offers a discount on registration for ONA members, with the All Access Pass member-rate of $325 and non-member rate of $400.

To get the ONA member discount: Log in to your ONA membership account first and copy your ONA Insights coupon code. Then, you’ll see a button to click through and purchase your registration!  Not an ONA member? Join here first.

Account creation note: ONA’s online event platform is separate from the ONA membership platform. If you have attended an ONA event online since June 2020, please use those credentials to register for and participate in Insights. If you have not, you’ll need to create an account for Insights during registration, and use those credentials to participate in the conference.

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Registration Rates and Deadlines

As you decide how to participate in Insights, please keep in mind for All Access Passes, which include in-person programming:

  • You must be fully vaccinated (final dose + at least two weeks’ time) to attend in person. If not, please choose the virtual option!
  • Face masks will be required for all in-person attendees and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
  • You will need to agree to the COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgement and Liability Waiver during registration.
  • The deadline to purchase an All Access Pass is Oct. 12. Any registrations after that point may only be virtual.
Ticket Type Includes Pricing Purchase
All Access In-person and virtual programming Member: $325
Non-member: $400
All Access Student In-person and virtual programming $100 (regardless of membership status) Purchase
Virtual-Only Virtual programming $100 (regardless of membership status) Purchase

Have you already attended an ONA virtual event, such as ONA21? If you registered for an online event with ONA since June 2020, please log in with the same email and password credentials when prompted during checkout to save time and avoid confusion!

Student Registration

Student registrations are reserved for high school, college and university students, including undergraduate, graduate and associate degree students. All Access Student Pass attendees should include the name of their affiliated educational institution in the Organization field of the registration form. Graduate students who are employed full time and students in certificate programs are not eligible for a student registration.

Registration Scholarships

We are pleased to offer three types of scholarships to support participation at Insights. Complete a short application by Oct. 1 (deadline extended):

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Code of Conduct

Staff, supporters, volunteers, attendees and speakers are expected to adhere to ONA’s Code of Conduct.

Press Passes

Since ONA’s conferences are events for journalists, we do not offer press passes.


We consider many aspects of accessibility when planning our conference sessions and networking events. We’ll post detailed explanations of what to expect in terms of accessibility here and will update the page as we learn more about our capabilities for Insights. Registrants can make accessibility requests during the registration process.

Refund & Transfer Policy
Though we hope everyone who registers for ONA Insights will be able to attend and we plan to host a valuable, inspiring event, we understand plans can change (for both attendees and event organizers). We’ll do our best to support you and are grateful for your support of ONA. Please read the following carefully.

All refunds should be requested by Tuesday, Oct. 5. Refunds will incur a $50 administrative fee. (There is no fee for a student registration refund.)

If you need to request a refund or transfer after the deadline for any reason, please contact

All registration transfers are complementary. However, registrations made at the ONA member rate may only be transferred to another ONA member. If not already a member, the prospective attendee should join ONA before the transfer is requested. (Membership fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.)

To request a refund or transfer, please complete this form.

Non-attendance does not constitute a cancellation.

If ONA has to move the conference fully online, All Access Pass registrations will be refunded back to the Virtual-Only Pass registration rate of $100.

If ONA has to cancel the conference entirely due to unexpected circumstances that prevent ONA from continuing with the event, all registrations will be refunded.